Art therapy is a specialized mental health profession that uses the creative process and psychotherapy within a professional relationship to explore behaviors, emotions and relationships. Art Therapy can be used to address
• Self-Injurious Behaviors
• Coping Skills
• Personal Well-being
Art therapy provides individuals with a nonverbal method of working towards healing and recovery.
According to the American Art Therapy Association, “Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy. They are knowledgeable about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art. They use art in treatment, assessment and research, and provide consultations to allied professionals. Art therapists work with people of all ages: individuals, couples, families, groups and communities."
*You do not need any prior experience or skills with art making to benefit from the art therapy process.